Keely Sue Simmons

ASHTON — Keely Sue Simmons, 63, of Ashton passed away Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon on June 21. She was born June 2, 1959, in Dixon to Wilbern and Nell (Lukancic) Milligan.

Keely & Bobby have been married for 35 years. She was a lifelong resident of Ashton. Keely's last job was at Panduit where she worked for 20 years. Prior to that she worked at Avery for 20 years. She was an avid reader and liked to cook and try new recipes. She was a dog lover, especially Chihuahuas. She leaves behind her beloved Chihuahua, Mia and German Shepherd, Missy. She also enjoyed Harley rides with her husband, Bobby.

She is survived by her husband, Bobby, her son, Joshua Pena of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two stepchildren, Jason Batt and Nicole Simmons; sisters Tracy Brooks of Sycamore, Vicki Milligan of Des Moines, Iowa and Kathy Daugherty of Mt. Morris; two brothers, Brett (Tammy) Milligan of Rochelle and Bartt Milligan of Rockford.

Service for Keely will be held Monday June 27 at noon at the Beverage Lyons Family Funeral Home at 601 Richardson Ave. in Ashton with Rev. Farrel Stauffer officiating. Interment will follow at Ashton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

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